Local artists of diverse cultural backgrounds share dance, music, and storytelling from February 4 to 20 in Ottawa-Gatineau.

You won’t stay cold for long with MASC artists warming up the stage at Winterlude this year! A diverse line-up of local artists performs at Jacques-Cartier Park North in Gatineau and Sparks Street in Ottawa (February 4-5, 11-12, 18-19-20).

Here is the complete list of artists:

Brad Lafortune

David Finkle

Jacqui Du Toit

Jennifer Cayley

Julianne Lavertu   

Junkyard Symphony  

Just Aïssi (Gumboots)

Kuljit Sodhi

Louis Mercier

Mario Bélisle 

Sébastien Lemay  

Wise Atangana

Métis Jigging

Indigenous Music

South African Storytelling

Folk Tales

Afro-Caribbean dance

Percussion music

South African dance

Bollywood dance

French Canadian music and storytelling

Franco-Ontarian stories 

Franco-Ontarian music and storytelling

Central African music

We feel very fortunate to be working with these artists and supporting them in making their art and culture accessible to schools and communities. People who see them perform at Winterlude this year will be in for a treat.

Ama Ouattara, MASC’s new French Program Director and coordinator of these Winterlude performances.
Louis Mercier on Daytime Ottawa, Rogers tv
Jacqui Du Toit on Daytime Ottawa, Rogers tv